Guilty verdict for “Alabang Boys”?


MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) expects the court to convict Richard Brodett and Jorge Joseph, two of the controversial “Alabang Boys”, for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

The promulgation of the case is scheduled on Friday, August 26.

In a press statement, PDEA Director General Undersecretary Jose S. Gutierrez, Jr. said there is enough evidence to prove that 2 of the “Alabang Boys” are guilty.

“The PDEA is counting on a guilty verdict for Brodett and Joseph on Friday,” Gutierrez said.

Gutierrez said there have been rumors that the family of the Alabang Boys have attempted to influence the decision of the court. However, Gutierrez said he is counting that the presiding judge, Juanita T. Guerrero of Muntinlupa RTC Branch 204, will consider the incriminating evidence presented against Brodett and Joseph.

Brodett and Joseph, both members of prominent families, were arrested by elements of the PDEA Special Enforcement Service in Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa on September 20, 2008 after several buy-bust operations.

Joseph Tecson was also arrested in a follow-up operation conducted in Quezon City.

Authorities recovered 60 tablets of ecstasy, cocaine and marijuana from the 3.

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